As for the international aspect of it...yeah probably flight was the bulk of it. The seeds of the mafia were being planted at that time so there was that part of international crime getting started. It was not like today where everything is connected..hence the need for interpol and the like. I guess it could be argued that the biggest international crimes going on were nations against nations...good old fashioned imperialism.I don't think there was any normal scenario at all. Kidnapping, flight to avoid prosecution, fraud, robbery, even murder. You name it, it happened.